Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Eighty minutes into a tight affair at Old Trafford, Everton had kept their defensive solidity and held the score to just 1-0 against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Seeking a goal to get back into the match, they instead conceded a further three to be handed their fourth consecutive loss. After a summer of promising signings and talk of new ambition from a club that qualified for this season’s Europa League, Ronald Koeman’s Everton have failed to kick on, instead passing …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United host Everton in what is going to be one of the matches of the weekend, as it features a number of interesting sub-plots. It will be the first time Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford after leaving for his boyhood club during the summer, while Romelu Lukaku will be coming up against his former club for the first time. They were two of the most notable transfers of the recent transfer window and it will be fascinating to …
Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea host Everton on Sunday, hoping that they'll be able to further the momentum that they've built after their win against Tottenham, while Everton will hope to recover from their Europa League exertions in time to defeat the defending champions. Chelsea followed up their embarrassing 3-2 loss at home to Burnley on the opening day with an impressive 2-1 win away to Tottenham.  Chelsea stemmed the tide of criticism against them thanks to two goals from left wing back Marcos …
Everton 2017/18 Premier League Season Preview

Everton 2017/18 Premier League Season Preview

After three tumultuous years under Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman was appointed at Everton to steady the ship.  The Dutchman brought Everton from 11th place the last two seasons up to 7th last season and managed the Toffies to 14 more points than they won last season. This season could prove to be tougher for Koeman.  He lost his star striker Romelu Lukaku this summer and has failed to truly replace him, despite spending quite a lot of money. Lukaku was …
Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Chelsea's summer is reaching a crossroads after it has emerged that priority target Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United. This is a huge blow for the Blues as it was widely reported that Antonio Conte wanted to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge this summer to be his first choice striker. The fee is believed to be around £75 million, which is lower than many expected, but Wayne Rooney is set to go in the opposite direction. …
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and a Costly Conundrum

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and a Costly Conundrum

In just under two weeks, Manchester United will begin their pre-season preparations for the upcoming season in the United States of America - in a hectic run of games that will include Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the space of seven days. Although the usual excitement around the build-up to a fresh season still exists in a large scale - there is also a growing sense of unease, for want of the right word, among the supporters who spend …
Win against Palace shows a glimpse of future at Old Trafford

Win against Palace shows a glimpse of future at Old Trafford

Manchester United won their final game of the Premier League at home against Crystal Palace - the sort of team they usually came up short against, over the course of the season, which has played a significant role in derailing their ambitions to at least finish in one of the Champions League positions. The Red Devils have, as a result, finished outside the safety net that is top four for the second successive campaign in a row - and below their …
Herrera and Valencia Scoop Player of the Year Awards at Manchester United

Herrera and Valencia Scoop Player of the Year Awards at Manchester United

It was the awards night at Manchester United and despite it largely being a sober and borderline tense affair with the club preparing for a season defining European final next week, the occasion hosted by Mark Chapman and Rachel Riley saw some of the fan favourites pick up deserving individual honours. Angel Gomes became the youngest ever player to win the Jimmy Murphy award for being the best at the U18s category while Axel Tuanzebe who is a more familiar …
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